Sunday 9 April 2006

Big Brother will make you small

OK, that's smoking fixed. Now let's deal with fatism.

Having created crowds of smokers outside every pub in Scotland it's on with the next crusade:

EVERY schoolchild will have to undergo an obesity test in their first year at primary school, in the latest controversial attempt by ministers to force Scots to improve their health.

Five-year-olds will be weighed and measured by health workers to assess whether or not they are clinically overweight.

"Controversial". You can say that again. Apart from the sheer disgust I feel about this latest push towards the fascist state, a couple of questions occur to me.

First: can the government possibly insist that private schools "weigh and measure" children?

Second: how long will it be before one of the state measuring operatives is charged with paedophilia?

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David Farrer said...

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I am an American of British descent. Should I even bother visiting the UK, or is it too hopelessly PC and un-British to even recognize as the place my mother and her family came from? 
PS- why did y'all let the government take your guns?

17 April 2006, 10:51:31 GMT+01:00
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And some kids start developing anorexia extra early...

12 April 2006, 12:19:57 GMT+01:00
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Cheer up! Soon, Scotland will be well on its way to eradicating undesirable physical characteristics like smoking, obesity, bagpipe-playing, free-market economics, red hair, and drinking. Vee shall vipe out all impurity from der Scottish fatherland... erm, excuse me.  
Anyway, I propose a system of requiring obese children, and eventually adults, to prominently wear colored badges sewn to their clothes. This will shame the vermin, and identify them so state health workers can deny them access to unwholesome foods.

10 April 2006, 01:22:35 GMT+01:00